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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Whose Side Is He On?

It's stories like this that make me think that those who argue that Obama is intentionally trying to destroy the USA have a point:
U.S. To Train 3,000 Offshore IT Workers
By Paul McDougall, InformationWeek

Despite President Obama's pledge to retain more hi-tech jobs in the U.S., a federal agency run by a hand-picked Obama appointee has launched a $22 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists in IT and related functions, in South Asia.

Following their training, the tech workers will be placed with outsourcing vendors in the region that provide offshore IT and business services to American companies looking to take advantage of the Asian subcontinent's low labor costs.

Under director Rajiv Shah, the United States Agency for International Development will partner with private outsourcers in Sri Lanka to teach workers there advanced IT skills like Enterprise Java (Java EE) programming, as well as skills in business process outsourcing and call center support. USAID will also help the trainees brush up on their English language proficiency. [link]
I'll wait a moment for you to pick your jaw up off the floor.

Obama's using your tax dollars to pay companies to train workers overseas to take your job away from you.

Where's Rick Boucher on this?  Southwest Virginia, as our congressman here in the 9th District will often often often often tell you, is rapidly becoming the call center capital of America.  And his bosom buddy in the White House is diligently working to close those centers and displace the workers?

How 'bout it, Rick?  Got anything to say about this shocker?

What a Wienie

Two headlines sum it all up:

A firecracker. Pandemonium. Red alert!  An hysterical Muslim. "They're trying to assassinate me!. They're trying to assassinate me!  Am I bleeding?  Mommy!"

A firecracker?  Can we agree? Khashayar Shah he ain't.

Original photo courtesy of The Guardian.

Quote of the Day

From some environmentalist nitwit:

"The future of life on this planet may depend on what we eat. Factory farmed junk food is the #1 cause of climate change, but we can save the planet by going organic."

How about this: How about we consider environmentalists to be an organic foodstuff and eat them first? To save the planet.

It's time we considered the reintroduction of insane asylums to society.  And the first candidate for committal ...

An Ode to Katie Couric

I tossed my Wheaties all over the keyboard when I read "In Honor of Katie Couric."  First stanza:

‘Twas the night she got $#!+faced, and all through the club,
Katie Couric was looking for guys to butt-rub;

And it only gets more hilarious from there.

Hats off to Jim Treacher.  Great stuff.

Democrats To Spin Straw Into Gold

A couple of truisms:

1) Our electric bills are intolerably high.

2) Those who run the electric companies don't care.

Oh, and a third:

3) Neither do Democrats:

The Renewable Electricity Standard is a Hoax, a Fraud, and a Rip-Off
By S. Fred Singer, American Thinker

The U.S. Senate's proposed Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) would force electric utilities to generate a large and increasing percentage of their power from wind and solar -- rising to 15% by 2021.

Now, it is quite clear that wind and solar are not economic -- and they probably never will be competitive, even when fuel prices rise significantly. So the RES mandate would mean that all of us taxpayers would support even more the RES rent-seekers and lobbyists, who are already milking the government for subsidies and tax breaks for the construction of wind farms and solar energy projects.

In addition, electricity users (rate-payers) would pay more for electric power to cover the higher cost. The so-called "feed in tariff" would force utilities to buy expensive wind and solar electricity and average the cost into the rest of the power produced. The consumer, meaning all of us, would pay for this extravaganza. It's just a huge transfer of money -- yet another regressive tax on consumers, with the electric utilities forced to become tax collectors. [link]
We get back to truism number (2).  Managers of America's electricity generation plants don't care if they're saddled with mindless - and expensive - mandates from Democrats in Washington.  They simply pass those costs on to you the consumer.  That's how we've gotten where we are today with sky-high rates.  Why did so many utility executives sign on to cap-and-trade?  What do they care?  It's not like it's going to affect their business model.

So now they'll all be forced to chase windmills.  And you'll pay through the nose for the effort.

May God have mercy.

Want To Destroy ObamaCare?

Attack it at its foundation.

And what is its foundation built upon?

In order for it to have any chance of success, everyone must pay into it, even those who are young, single and have no need.

How to attack it?

Two ways:

1) Remove that foundation block at the ballot box and then in the courts.

2) All able-bodied men should stop buying insurance until it is needed in a big way.  When that need arises, it can then be picked up and pre-existing conditions cannot be factored into the cost or coverage decision!  Don't buy it until you really need it, then drop it when you no longer need it.  It will die of its own weight. (Or the government will grow the federal debt beyond its current load.)

As for step (1), it begins in Missouri:
ObamaCare Meets the Voters
By John Fund, Wall Street Journal

Missouri voters overwhelmingly rejected a key tenet of ObamaCare, as 71% supported a ballot proposition yesterday to prohibit penalizing people who fail to procure health insurance. The measure carried all but two of the state's 115 counties. It even managed to win 42% of the vote in the black-majority city of St. Louis.

"The Show-Me State just picked up a megaphone and sent a message like you wouldn't believe to Washington, D.C., to stay out of our health care decisions," says State Senator Jane Cunningham, who sponsored the bill creating the ballot measure.

Ballot questions similar to the one in Missouri will face voters in Oklahoma, Arizona and Florida this November. For now, liberals are consoling themselves that the new Missouri law is likely to be overridden by the courts as being in conflict with federal law. [link]
As to that last point - and to step (2) - Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli here in Virginia is handling that.

We can beat this thing.  We can drive the socialists back into the sewers from which they came.  It began in Missouri.  It ends in victory.

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Headline of the Day, from Matt Drudge: